“If you put the murder of the president of the United States at one end of the scale, and you put that waif Oswald on the other end, it just doesn’t balance,” he said. “And you want to put something on Oswald’s side to make it balance. A conspiracy would do that beautifully. Unfortunately, there is no evidence whatever of that.”
— William Manchester to the New York Times, 1999.
This formulation is condescending–if you don’t agree with the official story your thinking is controlled by emotional need, not rational thought–but influential.
I’m looking for comments that
1) are no longer than Manchester’s quote (ie, 61 words).
2) cite other expressions of this thought.